Last week 5,615 educators and technologists converged on Brisbane to hear from 243 speakers in nine congresses covering the full range of education. It's the place to learn about educational technology.
And with 220 exhibitors, the accompanying exhibition featured the full range of Australia's educational technology suppliers, from one-person startups to "the big guys" (including, of course, Lenovo...Australia's number one educational PC supplier).
For us, it was a great opportunity to meet the people using our products, building our understanding of their needs and what we can do to meet them.
Paul Hutchings, Lenovo's new education lead for Australia, was excited by the conversations he had: "Unfortunately, we don't often get a chance to talk directly to teachers. As they are the ones who have to use the technology to enhance the learning experience of students, it’s critical to understand what really matters to them. With over 5,000 educators here, EduTECH gave us a perfect opportunity to have detailed conversations about what they need to deliver real educational value with technology."
At the core of the show were the keynotes and workshops, including over 200 speakers. Over the next few posts, we'll bring you some of the highlights.
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